Visual Arts Center Announces Spring 2013 Season

Contact:
Jade Walker
press@utvac.org
(512) 471–3713

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Visual Arts Center Announces Spring 2013 Season

Presenting Vaulted Gallery Artist-in-Residence:
Lead Pencil Studio
Diffuse Reflection Lab

Opening Reception: February 1, 6–8 pm

VAC

Austin, TX — The Visual Arts Center (VAC) in the UT Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce its spring 2013 season. Exhibitions this spring inspire distinct interpretations of the VAC's versatile and sweeping galleries through the creation of spaces within spaces and the use of repurposed materials. Drawing on a diverse set of disciplines and art practices, including architecture, performance, and the use of found objects, this spring's artists invite viewers to engage with these disparate environments, both controlled and chaotic, which are created throughout the VAC.

Highlights of the season include Diffuse Reflection Lab by Lead Pencil Studio, the VAC’s spring 2013 Artist-in-Residence; Into the Wild Meaning, featuring the sculptures of Buenos Aires-based artist Diego Bianchi; New Prints 2012, the forty-third presentation of the International Print Center New York’s (IPCNY) New Prints Program; and Overlapping Impressions, presenting typographic prints made with the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection. Center Space Project, the student organization of the Visual Arts Center, presents Til sjøs (At sea), a solo show featuring the performance, video, and installation work of Zoe Berg. The season concludes with the annual Studio Art and Design Exhibitions, featuring works by the Department’s graduating MFA and BFA studio art and design students.

Starting this spring, the VAC initiates Walk-In, a series of guided public tours happening every Saturday at 2pm. With the VAC’s multiple galleries and ever changing exhibitions, each weekly tour will feature a different theme and conversation topic as a launching pad for visitors to enjoy. A VAC guide will meet participants at the front desk for a tour through the galleries with plenty of time for questions about the work on display. Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and no reservation is necessary.

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